From the tone of Prescott, who was speaking after the Cowboys’ second OTA practice of the offseason, a deal doesn’t seem imminent.
The 25-year-old has previously been warned by the Cowboys to expect a “team friendly” deal as negotiations are also ongoing between Dallas and their running back Ezekiel Elliott and wide receiver Amari Cooper.
As things currently stand Prescott is expected to make just over $2million for next season, according to OverTheCap and when pressed about how close the two sides were with Dallas’s initial offer, Prescott said: “I can’t really say on that.
“It’s one from each side.
It’s my first time doing this
“So yeah, it’s my first time doing this.
“Ask me in a few years and I’ll know I’ll be able to tell you we sent this one, they sent this one, we’re about to get it done.
“But right now, I’m learning the process too and just letting my team handle their business.”
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson holds the top spot for quarterback earnings in the NFL after agreeing a new $140m deal, which pays him $35m per year.
The Pittsburgh Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger is on $34m, the Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers is on $33.5m and the Atlanta Falcons’ Matt Ryan on $30m.
The Cowboys do want to secure their quarterback to a new deal and Dallas owner Jerry Jones insists talks are still ongoing.
“I’d generally say going well,” Jones said.
“These things never have a definitive answer. Because you never know if you’ve done it until you’ve done it.”
Dallas’ cap is being squeezed this off-season as several big contract negotiations are taking place.
They have already splashed the cash when they gave defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence a new $105m deal over five years, with $65m guaranteed over the first three seasons.
Last season the Cowboys had a poor start to the year as they hit their bye week at 3-4, however, they then acquired Cooper and Prescott led a revival at Dallas as they finished the season with a 10-6 record and took the NFC East title.
When Prescott was asked about how contract negotiations are going for Cooper, the quarterback insisted he didn’t know before adding, “I just hope he’s catching the balls I throw.”
In 2018 Prescott threw for a career-high 3,885 yards, 22 touchdowns and eight interceptions and finished the regular season with a passer rating of 96.9.
Prescott insisted he isn’t worried about contract figures and is just focusing on what is within his control.
“When you look at numbers, I think a lot of it is about the market,” he said.
“So I don’t really pay attention to any of that. I come in and I just prove myself each and every day to the guys in this locker room.”
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